https://spectator.sme.sk/r/25/politics-and-society/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20655172/standard-of-living-in-belarus-is-better-than-in-slovakia-is-a-hoax.htmlStandard of living in Belarus is better than in Slovakia is a hoax2017-09-22T12:30:00ZHoaxes that have appeared on the Internet in Slovak over the past monthhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654722/quote-of-the-week.htmlQuote of the week2017-09-22T06:30:00Z“We are one of the few states in Europe that does not have an air connection like Košice-Poprad-Bratislava.”https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654802/more-than-200-foreigners-sit-in-slovak-prisons.htmlMore than 200 foreigners sit in Slovak prisons2017-09-22T01:41:10ZMajority are Czechs.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654875/focus-poll-government-loses-support.htmlFocus Poll: Government loses support2017-09-22T01:21:17ZExtremist party led by Marian Kotleba would have come thirdhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654356/ex-mining-inspector-tejbus-to-receive-award-for-civic-courage.htmlEx-mining inspector Tejbus to receive award for civic courage2017-09-21T15:16:02ZThe man who was sacked for pointing out the stalled investigation of the gravest mining tragedy in modern Slovakia as well as member of the involved expert department, will be awarded for his courage and determination.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653937/bike-or-electric-car-ministers-joined-mobility-week.htmlBike or electric car: ministers joined mobility week2017-09-20T23:10:03ZThey have been participating in the event since 2012.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653914/coalition-only-agrees-on-how-to-talk-but-what-will-they-talk-about.htmlCoalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?2017-09-20T20:20:06ZBudget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653443/russian-migs-bring-tension-to-the-coalition.htmlRussian MiGs bring tension to the coalition2017-09-20T12:56:12ZBut the defence minister denies any crisis.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653433/teachers-and-scientist-support-anti-corruption-march.htmlTeachers and scientist support anti-corruption march2017-09-20T12:52:23ZThey praise the activities of students who may change the current state of corruption.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653016/people-may-lose-money-in-fake-competitions-on-facebook.htmlPeople may lose money in fake competitions on Facebook2017-09-19T21:37:54ZThe attackers often try to obtain information necessary for online transactions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652838/slovaks-drink-less-and-less.htmlSlovaks drink less and less2017-09-19T21:08:48ZBehind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652893/lubyova-cancels-controversial-eu-fund-call-for-research.htmlNew education minister cancels controversial EU-fund call for research2017-09-19T19:18:28ZThe new education minister scrapped the dubious legacy of her predecessor, the call for proposals to support research and development.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652661/chemists-from-10-countries-training-in-slovakia.htmlChemists from 10 countries training in Slovakia2017-09-19T14:21:32ZThe exercise will last until September 29.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652101/shop-in-bratislavas-old-town-sold-fake-clothes-and-accessories.htmlShop in Bratislava's Old Town sold fake clothes and accessories2017-09-18T22:55:40ZThe owner now faces a fine of €67,000https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651801/police-president-files-charges-due-to-information-leak-on-kiskas-company.htmlPolice president files charges due to information leak on Kiska’s company2017-09-18T14:52:37ZTibor Gašpar filed a criminal motion concerning the information leak on president Andrej Kiska’s alleged tax fraud, so that an internal police investigation can be conducted.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651770/cmelak-aircraft-crashes-in-prievidza-one-person-killed.htmlČmelák aircraft crashes in Prievidza, one person killed2017-09-18T14:45:40ZA biplane crash during an airport’s Open House Day resulted in a dead pilot and two injured people.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649628/slovaks-prefer-partners-with-the-same-education.htmlSlovaks top EU ranking in preferring partners with the same education2017-09-14T23:49:28ZOut of all EU countries, Slovaks are most likely to find a partner at university or work.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649787/cold-front-claims-one-life.htmlCold front claims one life2017-09-14T22:50:52ZFirefighters take action in all Bratislava regions due to fallen trees and damaged roofs.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649535/kiska-faces-more-documents.htmlPresident Kiska talks about transparency, hides documents2017-09-14T15:26:43ZPresident Andrej Kiska refuses to show contracts and invoices related to his pre-election campaign expenditures.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649485/new-rtvs-head-replaces-news-team.htmlNew RTVS head replaces news team2017-09-14T15:04:58ZIn the wake of Jaroslav Rezník replacing Václav Mika as head of public television and radio – RTVS, the head of the news team as well as some of its members are being replaced as well.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648906/lawyer-to-supervise-public-procurements.htmlLawyer to supervise public procurements2017-09-13T22:11:33ZNew ÚVO head Miroslav Hlivák described as a new blood for the institution.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648043/reconstruction-works-at-spitalska-interrupted-for-two-months-at-least.htmlReconstruction works at Špitálska interrupted for two months at least2017-09-13T21:41:16ZWorks were temporarily halted due to dispute over the permission processhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648792/who-is-the-new-education-minister-the-successful-academician-is-unknown-in-regional-education.htmlWho is the new education minister? The successful academician is unknown in regional education2017-09-13T18:32:46ZThe new education minister is Martina Lubyová of the Academy of Sciences. Some of her friends were surprised by her connection to SNS.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648467/politicians-reveal-their-property.htmlPoliticians reveal their property2017-09-13T14:07:10ZBut observers consider the property disclosures rather vague.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648017/richter-prepares-general-pardon-for-unreported-employment.htmlRichter prepares general pardon for unreported employment2017-09-12T22:12:24ZThe Labour Minister wants to pardon employers for not registering workers with the social insurer on time but does not support the state re-payment of fines.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647996/slovakia-needs-to-respond-to-current-security-threats.htmlSlovakia needs to respond to current security threats2017-09-12T21:35:08ZThe country’s strategy must be updated due to the change in the security situation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647766/plastics-found-in-drinking-water-in-slovakia.htmlPlastics found in drinking water in Slovakia2017-09-12T17:03:42ZAuthorities say they will check the problemhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647553/presidents-company-investigated-for-taxes.htmlPresident’s company investigated for taxes2017-09-12T14:15:23ZThe company belonging to Andrej Kiska and his brother had to pay an additional €27,000 for unjustified expenditures.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647551/slovak-soldiers-to-go-to-iraq.htmlSlovak soldiers to go to Iraq2017-09-12T14:10:21ZProposal still needs to approval by the government.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646880/danko-announces-name-of-new-education-minister.htmlDanko announces name of new education minister2017-09-11T20:17:29ZMartina Lubyová from Slovak Academy of Sciences to become new education ministerhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646911/fico-bugar-and-danko-ink-amendment-to-coalition-agreement.htmlFico, Bugár and Danko ink amendment to Coalition Agreement2017-09-11T20:13:16ZThe leaders agreed on new communications ruleshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646547/slovakia-commemorated-holocaust-victims-and-racial-hatred-day.htmlSlovakia commemorated Holocaust Victims and Racial Hatred Day2017-09-11T14:12:33ZSeveral events took place around Slovakia, mostly at former Jewish religious or memorial sites.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644036/quote-of-the-week.htmlQuote of the week2017-09-08T06:30:00Z“Since they were made of plywood, which is not part of the cultural memorial, it is similar to posting a flyer for a Desmod concert.”https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644159/no-confidence-vote-against-labour-minister-jan-richter-fails.htmlLabour Minister Richter survies no-confidence vote2017-09-07T22:47:06ZThe SNS chose not to vote in a way to cause the coalition government to fall so the opposition failed to find enough MPs to oust Richter.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644028/slovakias-second-nomination-for-eu-general-court-fails.htmlSlovakia's second nomination for EU General Court fails2017-09-07T22:28:01ZRadoslav Procházka has canceled his application for judge of the EU General Court in Luxembourg.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644013/coalition-could-end-on-richter.htmlCoalition could end on Richter2017-09-07T18:25:44ZThe parliament is debating the future of Ján Richter as labour minister. If he goes, coalition fails.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643898/in-h1-2017-record-number-of-new-hiv-cases-reported.htmlIn H1 2017, record number of new HIV cases reported2017-09-07T16:10:37ZThe highest increase in the number of new HIV infections in one calendar year over the past few years was reported in the first half of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643892/businessman-kocner-sold-his-flat-in-bonaparte.htmlBusinessman Kočner sold his flat in Bonaparte2017-09-07T16:08:27ZA businessman whose name appeared on the so-called mafia lists sold his flat in the disputed residential complex of Bonaparte where PM Robert Fico also lives.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643866/detained-for-removing-communist-symbols.htmlDetained for removing communist symbols2017-09-07T15:48:05ZThe recent detention of an artist for disposing the sickles and hammers from a memorial opened a discussion about the attitude towards characteristic symbols of totalitarian regimes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643290/theologian-who-attended-pride-prevented-from-teaching.htmlTheologian who attended Pride prevented from teaching2017-09-06T23:35:59ZThe Evangelical bishops say Ondrej Prostredník outraged many believers with his speech at the Dúhový Pride event.